Who will you vote for San Marcos City Council?

Three candidates are running for two seats on the San Marcos City Council, where future development,redevelopment and the outcome of a growth-management initiative are the major issues.

Challenger Dean Nelson is facing incumbents Hal Martin and Rebecca Jones. Martin and Jones have separate campaigns but use the same Web site, martinandjonesforcitycouncil.com; Nelson’s is nelsonforcouncil.com.

Martin, 58, owns a wedding-photography business and is seeking a fourth term.

Jones, 41, who owns a furniture-marketing business with her husband, was appointed last year to the seat vacated by Jim Desmond, who was elected mayor in November 2006.

Nelson, 46, a city planning commissioner and general manager of the Ace Hardware store on Grand Avenue, ran for council in 2006. READ ENTIRE UT ARTICLE